I want to transform reality into a poetic statement.
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Born 1946 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Miguel Rio Branco

Although Miguel Rio Branco, who in spite of having lived in Rio de Janeiro since the 1970s regards himself as a citizen of the world, has gained international fame as a photographer, he has never fully identified with the medium. He is more interested in the independent construction and montage of image content than in a documentary view of reality: “I want to transform reality into a poetic statement.”

Branco’s color-saturated cosmos of alchemical images has been significantly shaped by his experience as a filmmaker and painter. In Entre os olhos, o deserto (Between the Eyes, the Desert) from 1997, he assembled hundreds of images, for the most part originating from around San Diego and Tijuana, the border regions between the United States and Mexico, into an opulent projection in which three series of ever-changing images appear side by side. This resulted in a visually dazzling sequence of images, drenched in a musical sensibility akin to jazz improvisation. Precisely because the impressively choreographed collage of images is open to numerous different interpretations, it has the power to captivate the public. Indeed, the power of the dark and sometimes mysterious images goes hand in hand with a bewitching sensuality.

Entre os olhos, o deserto is an endless film loop of great existential density about love and death, beauty and decay, the cyclical and metamorphoses. Nothing is concluded and unequivocal; everything is in a state of flux, open for transformation.

Katrin Steffen

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Hélio Oiticica. To organize delirium. Exhibition catalogue, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, October 1, 2016 - January 2, 2017, The Art Institute of Chicago, February 19 - May 7, 2017, Withney Museum of American Art, New York, USA, July 14 - October 1, 2017. With texts by Lynn Zelevansky, Adele Nelson, Guilherme Wisnik, Sérgio B. Martins, Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz (et al.). Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art / Munich, Prestel DelMonico, 2016.

Imagine Reality. RAY 2015 Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain. Exhibition catalogue, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Museum Angewandte Kunst, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, June 20 - September 20, 2015. With texts by Peter Gorschlüter, Celina Lunsford (et al.). Heidelberg, Kehrer, 2015.

Made in Brasil (English). Exhibiton brochure, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, March 21 - August 9, 2015. With a text by Hans-Michael Herzog and Katrin Steffen. Rio de Janeiro, Casa Daros, 2015.

Made in Brasil (Português). Exhibiton brochure, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, March 21 - August 9, 2015. With a text by Hans-Michael Herzog and Katrin Steffen. Rio de Janeiro, Casa Daros, 2015.

Made in Brasil. Encontros 5. Art education publication accompanying the exhibition at Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, March 21 - August 9, 2015. With texts by Bia Jabor, Marcelo Campos, and Roberta Condeixa. Rio de Janeiro, Casa Daros, 2015.

América Latina 1960-2013. Fotos y textos. Exhibition catalogue, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France, November 19, 2013 - April 6, 2014, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, May 24 - September 29, 2014. With texts by Olivier Compagnon, Luis Camnitzer, and Alfonso Morales Carrillo. Puebla, Museo Amparo, 2014.

Miguel Rio Branco. Teoria da cor. Exhibition catalogue, Estação Pinacoteca, São Paulo, Brasil, April 26 - July 20, 2014. With a text by Paulo Herkenhoff and an interview with the artist by Ivo Mesquita and José Augusto Ribeiro. São Paulo, Pinacoteca do Estado, 2014.

América Latina 1960-2013. Photographs. Exhibition catalogue, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France, November 19, 2013 - April 6, 2014, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, May 24 - September 29, 2014. With texts by Olivier Compagnon, Luis Camnitzer, and Alfonso Morales Carrillo. Paris, Fondation Cartier, 2013.

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Amazônia. Ciclos de modernidade. Exhibition catalogue, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, May 28 - July 22, 2012, Brasília, August 13 - September 23, 2012. With texts by Paulo Herkenhoff (et al.). São Paulo, Zureta, 2012.

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29th Bienal de São Paulo. There is always a cup of sea to sail in. Documentation. Exhibition catalogue, 29th São Paulo Biennial, September 25 - December 12, 2010. With texts by Agnaldo Farias and Moacir dos Anjos (et al.). São Paulo, Fundação Bienal, 2011.

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Entre chien et loup. Works from the Meana Larrucea Collection. Collection catalogue. With texts by Guillermo Paneque (et al.). Madrid, Iberdrola, 2011.

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Les livres de photographie d'Amérique latine. Exhibition catalogue, Le Bal, Paris, France, January 20 - April 8, 2012. With texts by Horacio Fernández. Marseille, Images En Manoeuvres, 2011.

29th Bienal de São Paulo. There is always a cup of sea to sail in. Exhibition catalogue, 29th São Paulo Biennial, September 25 - December 12, 2010. With texts by Agnaldo Farias and Moacir dos Anjos (et al.). São Paulo, Fundação Bienal, 2010.

Changing the Focus: Latin American Photography 1990-2005. Exhibition catalogue, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, February 14 - May 2, 2010. With texts by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill (et al.). Long Beach, California, Museum of Latin American Art MoLAA, 2010.

Objeto de réplica. Exhibition catalogue, Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, September 20, 2007 - August 24, 2008. With texts by Daniel Castillejo, Rosa Olivares (et al.). Vitoria-Gasteiz, Artium, 2010.

Paula Trope. Emancipatory Action. Exhibition catalogue, Americas Society, New York, May 24 - August 31, 2007. With texts by Gabriela Rangel, Paulo Herkenhoff (et al.). New York, Americas Society, 2010.

Portolano of the 29th Bienal de São Paulo. There is always a cup of sea to sail in = 29a Bienal des São Paulo. Há sempre um copo de mar para um homem navegar. Portulano = . Portolano. Six of the many ways to visit the 29th Bienal. São Paulo, Fundação Bienal, 2010.

Latin America. Auction catalogue, Phillips de Pury, New York, October 3, 2009. With texts and an interview with Vik Muniz by Karen Wright. New York, Phillips de Pury, 2009.

Duarte, Paulo Sergio. Arte contemporânea brasileira. Um prelúdio. Rio de Janeiro, Silvia Roesler Edições de Arte, 2008.

Através. Inhotim. Exhibition/collection catalogue, Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil. With texts by Adriano Pedrosa, Jochen Volz, Rodrigo Moura (et al.). Brumadinho, Instituto Cultural Inhotim, 2008.

Brasil y el arte de mezclar. Revista del Occidente 321 (Madrid), February 2008.

Colección Anna Gamazo de Abelló. Fotografía Latinoamericana. Una selección / a selection (1895-2008). Collection catalogue. With a text by Alexis Fabry. Mexico City, RM, 2008.

Pucu, Isabela (ed.). Imediações. A crítica de Wilson Coutinho. Rio de Janeiro, 2008.

MAM 60. Collection and exhibition catalogue, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brasil, October 16 - December 14, 2008. With texts by Annateresa Fabris, Luis Camillo Osorio (et al.). São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna, 2008.

Miguel Rio Branco. Dislecsia. Exhibition catalogue, Casa de América, Madrid, Spain, February 12 - March 30, 2008. With a text by Marcia Mello. Madrid, Casa de América, 2008.

Miguel Rio Branco. Pas perdus. Exhibition brochure, Mois de la photographie, Paris, France, November 19 - December 20, 2008. Paris, Galerie 1900-2000, 2008.

SP Arte. Feria Internacional de Arte São Paulo. Exhibition catalogue, Feira internacional de Arte, São Paulo, April 24 - 27, 2008. São Paulo, SP Arte Eventos Culturals, 2008.

Adquisiciones 2006. Collection catalogue. Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2007.

Constructing a poetic universe: The Diane and Bruce Halle collection of Latin American Art. Exhibition catalogue, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA, March 11 - June 10, 2007. With texts by Beverly Adams (et al.). London/New York, Merrell Publishers, 2007.

Filmes de artista. Brasil 1965-80. Exhibition catalogue, Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, May 1 - June 17, 2007. With texts by Fernando Cocchiarale, and André Parente. Rio de Janeiro, Contra Capa, 2007.

Secuencias 76/06. Arte contemporáneo en las colecciones públicas de Extremadura = Sequences 76/06. Contemporary art in public collections in Extremadura. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo MEIAC, Badajoz, March 28 - June 28, 2007. With texts by Juan Manuel Bonet, Antonio Franco Domínguez, Carlos Jiménez et al. Badajoz, Junta de Extremadura, 2007.

Olivares, Rosa (ed.). 100 artistas Latinoamericanos = 100 Latin American artists. Madrid, Exit, 2006.

González Iñárritu, Alejandro. Babel. A film by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark, Patrick Bard, Graciela Iturbide and Miguel Rio Branco. Cologne, Taschen, 2006.

Câmaras de luz. Exhibition catalogue, Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 6 - December 14, 2006. With texts by Ligia Canongia and Cezar Bartholomeu. Rio de Janeiro, Oi Futuro, 2006.

Fotografia brasileira contemporânea na Coleção Carlos Leal. Collection and exhibition catalogue. Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, With a text by Angela Magalhães, and Nadja Fonsêca Peregrino. Rio de Janeiro, Barléu, 2006.

Invenção de mundos. Coleção Marcantonio Vilaça. Collection catalogue. With texts by Moacir dos Anjos, and Ileana Pradilla Ceron. Recife, Instituto Cultural Banco Real, 2006.

Living in Rio. With a text by Paulo Thiago de Mello and photographs by Reto Guntli and Agi Simões. London, Thames & Hudson, 2006.

MAM na OCA. Arte brasileira do acervo do Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. Exhibition catalogue, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, 2006. With texts by Tadeu Chiarelli (et al.). São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna, 2006.

Miguel Rio Branco. Notes on the tides. Exhibition catalogue, Groninger Museum, Groningen, September 17 - December 3, 2006. With a text by Paulo Herkenhoff. Groningen, Groninger Museum, 2006.

Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus Brasilien. Exhibition catalogue, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, January 14 - February 26, 2006, Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, April 9 - June 11, 2006, Hallescher Kunstverein, June 25 - July 16, 2006, Stadtgalerie Kiel, August 9 - October 29, 2006, Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Brandenburgische Kulturstiftung Cottbus, November 14 2006 - January 14, 2007, with texts by Fernando Cocchiarle and Helouise Costa. Heidelberg, Braus im Wachter Verlag, 2006.

Adquisiciones 2004. Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2005.

En las fronteras = In Borderlines. Arte latinoamericano en la Colecciõn del MEIAC. Latineramerican collection of the MEIAC, Badajoz. With texts by Carlos Jiménez (et al.). Badajoz, Consejería de Cultura, Junta de Extremadura, 2005.

González, Miguel. Latinoamérica. Visiones y miradas. Cali, Corporación para la cultura, 2005.

Miguel Rio Branco. Plaisir la douleur. By Paulo Herkenhoff. Paris, Editions Textuel, 2005.

Na hranicích = In Borderlines. Latinskoamerické umení ve sbírkách MEIAC. Latineramerican collection of the MEIAC, Badajoz. With texts by Carlos Jiménez (et al.). Badajoz, Consejería de Cultura, Junta de Extremadura, 2005.

Quinta Bienal do Mercosul. Direções no novo espaço. Exhibition catalogue, Bienal de Artes Visuais do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 30 - December 4, 2005. With texts by Paulo Sergio Duarte, Gaudêncio Fidelis (et al.). Porto Alegre, Fundação Bienal de Artes Visuais do Mercosul, 2005.

2004 Shanghai Biennale. Techniques of the visible. Exhibition catalogue, Shanghai Biennial, September 2004. With contributions by Sebastián López (et al.). Shanghai, Municipal Administration of Culture, 2004.

Teixeira da Costa, Cacilda. Arte no Brasil 1950-2000. Movimientos e meios. São Paulo, Alameda, 2004.

Brazil. Body nostalgia. Exhibition catalogue, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, June 8 - July 25, 2004, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, August 17 - September 20, 2004. Edited by Katsuo Suzuki, with texts by Kenjin Miwa (et al.). Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art; Kyoto, Japan, National Museum of Modern Art, 2004.

Tuyl, Gijs van. Das offene Museum.Die ersten zehn Jahre = The open museum. The first ten years. Wolfsburg, Kunstmuseum, 2004.

Diálogos. Arte Latinoamericano desde la Colección Cisneros. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile, November 25, 2004 - February 28, 2005. With an interview with Patricia Phelps de Cisneros by Luis Pérez Oramas. Caracas, Fondación Cisneros, 2004.

Angela Magalhães, and Nadja Fonseca Peregrino. Fotografia no Brasil. Um olhar das origens ao contemporâneo. Rio de Janeiro, Funarte, 2004.

Prieto, José Manuel. México D.F.. Paris, Toluca Project, 2004.

Gomes, Dyógenes Chaves. Núcleo de arte contemporânea da Paraíba - NAC. Rio de Janeiro, Funarte, 2004.

Paisaje y memoria = Landscape and Memory. Exhibition catalogue, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, June 30 - August 22, 2004. With texts by Alicia Chillida (et al.). Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, 2004.

Paulo Sérgio Duarte. A trilha da trama e outros textos sobre arte. organizadora: Luisa Duarte. With a text by Luiz Renato Martins. Rio de Janeiro, Funarte, 2004.

A subversão dos meios. Exhibition catalogue, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil, October 23, 2003 - February 1, 2004. With texts by Maria Alice Milliet and Nancy Betts. São Paulo, Itaú Cultural, 2003.

Foto Arte 2003. Brasilia, Capital da Fotografia. Exhibition catalogue, Foto Arte 2003, Brasilia DF, June 16 - August 29, 2003. With texts by Ligia Canongia (et al.). Brasilia, ARTE 21, 2003.

Mapas abiertos. Fotografía latinoamericana. 1991-2002. Exhibition catalogue, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Palau de la Verreina, Barcelona, November 2003 - January 2004 (simultaneous exhibitions). Edited by Alejandro Castellote, with texts by Alejandro Castellanos, Rubens Fernandes Junior, Juan Antonio Molina and Iván de la Nuez. Barcelona, Lunwerg, 2003.

Art for the World. Edited by Antonio Zaya, with texts by David Streiff. Geneva, Art for the World, 2002.

Chiarelli, Tadeu. Arte internacional brasileira. São Paulo, Lemos-Editorial, 2002.

Artefoto. Centro Cultural Banco de Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, December 16, 2002 - February 28, 2003. With texts by Ligia Canongia (et al.). Rio de Janeiro, Centro Cultural Banco de Brasil, 2002.

Dans le cadre du mois de la photo. Miguel Rio Branco. Fast flash blacks. Exhibition catalogue, Galerie Mille Neuf Cent Deux Mille, Paris, October 30 - November 30, 2002. With a text by Adolfo Montejo Navas. Paris, Galerie Mille Neuf Cent Deux Mille, 2002.

La Mirada. Looking at photography in Latin America today. Exhibition catalogue, Daros Exhibitions, Löwenbräu, Zurich, October 25, 2002 - March 29, 2003. Edited by Hans-Michael Herzog, with an essay by David Levi Strauss, interviews with the artists by Hans-Michael Herzog. Zurich, Edition Oehrli, 2002.

Miguel Rio Branco. Exhibition catalogue, Palacete del Embarcadero, Santander, Decembe 2001 - January 2002. With a text by Fernando Francés. Cantabria, Cámara de Comercio, 2002.

Miguel Rio Branco. Gritos Surdos. Exhibition catalogue, Centro Português de Fotografia, Porto, 2002. With a text by Maria do Carrno Serén. Porto, Centro Português de Fotografia, 2002.

Mundos creados. Latijn-Amerikaanse fotografie. Exhibition catalogue, Noorderlicht 2002, Fries Museum, De Manege and Princessehof, Leeuwarden, September 8 - October 13, 2002. With a text by Virginia Pérez-Ratton. Groningen, Stichting Fotografie Noorderlicht, 2002.

Paralelos. Arte brasileira de segunda metade do século XX em contexto. Colección Cisneros. Exhibition catalogue, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, March 23 - June 16, 2002. With texts by Ariel Jiménez and Mari Carmen Ramírez and an interview with Patricia Phelps de Cisneros by Paulo Herkenhoff. São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna, 2002.

Violência e paixão. Artur Barrio, Cabelo, Iberê Camargo, Ivan Serpa, Ivens Machado, Jorge Guinle, José Damasceno, Karin Lambrecht, Miguel Rio Branco, Nuno Ramos, Tunga. Exhibition catalogue, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, April 17 - June 9, 2002. With a text by Ligia Canongia. Rio de Janeiro, Museu de Arte Moderna, 2002.

Brazil. Body and Soul. Exhibition catalogue, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 11, 2001- January 27, 2002, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, March 23 - September 29, 2002. Edited by Edward J. Sullivan, with texts by Michael M. Hall (et al.). New York, Harry N. Abrams, 2001.

Siza, Teresa. Conversaciones con fotógrafos. Miguel Rio Branco habla con Tereza Siza. Madrid, La Fábrica, Fundación Telefónica, 2001.

Dormir / sleep. Edited by Alexis Fabry, Céline Fribourg and Grégory Leroy. Paris/Geneva, Coromandel, 2001.

Espelho Cego. Seleções de uma Coleção Contemporânea. Exhibition catalogue, Paço Imperial, Rio do Janeiro, May 3 - June 10, 2001, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, August 24 - October 14, 2001, Espaço Cultural Contemporâneo Venâncio, Brasília, November 20, 2001 - February 23, 2002, Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães, Recife May 9 - June 30, 2002. With texts by Márcia Fortes and Dan Cameron. São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna, 2001.

Imagem em jogo. Exhibition catalogue, Contemporary Cultural Center Venâncio, ECCO I Gallery, Brasília, August 2001. WIth a text by Fernando Cocchiarale. Brasília, Editora Arte 21, 2001.

Levi Strauss, David. Miguel Rio Branco. Entre os olhos, o deserto. São Paulo, Cosac & Naify, 2001.

O Fio da Trama = The Thread Unraveled. Contemporary Brazilian art. Exhibition catalogue, El Museo del Barrio, New York, October 13, 2001 - February 3, 2002, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, June 28 - September 29, 2002. With texts by Fatima Bercht and Tadeu Chiarelli. New York, El Museo del Barrio, 2001.

Rede de tensão. Bienal 50 anos. Exhibition catalogue, 50 years of the São Paulo Biennial, Parque Ibirapuera, May 24 - July 29, 2001. With texts by Maria Alice Milliet (et al.). São Paulo, Fundação Bienal, 2001.

Virgin territory. Women, gender and history in contemporary Brazilian art. Exhibition catalogue, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., October 18, 2001 - January 6, 2002. With essays by Susan Fisher Sterling (et al.). Washington, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 2001.

Alegoria. Arte brasileira. Século XX. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. By Tadeu Chiarelli. São Paulo, Lemos Editorial, 2000.

Arte contemporânea = Contemporary art. Mostra do redescobrimento. Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo, April 23 - September 7, 2000. With texts by Nelson Aguilar (et al.) and a foreword by Edemar Cid Ferreira. São Paulo, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo; Associação Brasil 500 Anos Artes Visuais, 2000.

Brasil. Plural y singular. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, March - May 2000. With a text by Clelia Taricco. Buenos Aires, Museo de Arte Moderno, 2000.

Ceci n'est pas un satellite = Esto no es un satélite. Obras contemporánes de la CPPC en el centro de transmisión satelital VBC de DirecTV Venezuela. Catalogue, Venezuela Broadcast Center, Caracas. With a text by Luis Pérez Oramas and an introduction by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. Caracas, Fundación Cisneros, 2000.

De la antropofagia a Brasilia. Brasil 1920 - 1950. Exhibition catalogue, IVAM, Centro Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, October 26, 2000 - January 14, 2001. With texts by Jorge Schwartz (et al.). Valencia, IVAM Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, 2000.

Miguel Rio Branco. Pele do tempo. Exhibition catalogue, Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, December 7, 2000 - March 11, 2001. With a text by Paulo Sergio Duarte. Rio de Janeiro, Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica, 2000.

Situações. Arte brasileira. Anos 70. Exhibition catalogue, Fundaçao Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, August 16 - September 24, 2000. With an essay by Paula Terra and Glória Ferreira. Rio de Janeiro, Fundaçao Casa França-Brasil, 2000.

Versiones del sur. Más allá del documento. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, December 12, 2000 - February 12, 2001. With texts by Charles Merewether (et al.). Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 2000.

Leirner, Sheila. Art latino-américain. Au-delà des limites de l'identité = Latin american art. Beyond the limits of identity. Paris, Cie Amérique Latine, 1999.

Brasilianische Fotografie 1946-1998. Labirinto e identidades. Exhibition catalogue, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, October 23, 1999 - January 30, 2000. With an essay by Rubens Fernandes Junior. Ostfildern, Cantz Verlag, 1999.

Jiménez, José, and Fernando Castro (eds.). Horizontes del arte latinoamericano. Madrid, Tecnos, 1999.

Labirinto e identidades. Panorama da fotografia no Brasil. 1946-1998. Catalogue, published originally for the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, October 23, 1999 - January 30, 2000, Centro Universitário Maria Antonia, São Paulo, 2003. With an essay by Rubens Fernandes Junior. São Paulo, Cosac & Naify, 1999.

Koestenbaum, Wayne. MaleFemale. 105 photographs. Edited by Vince Aletti and an interview with MadonnaNew York, Aperture, 1999.

Miguel Rio Branco. Entre los ojos. Exhibition catalogue, Fundació "la Caixa", Barcelona, 1999. With texts by Adriano Pedrosa and an interview with the artist by Marta Gili. Barcelona, Fundación "la Caixa", 1999.

O Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. With a text by Maria del Carmen Zilio. São Paulo, Banco Safra, 1999.

Trace. 1st Liverpool Biennial of International Contemporary Art. Exhibition catalogue, 1st Liverpool Biennial, September 24 - November 7, 1999. With texts by Anthony Bond, Charles Merewether and Susan Best. Liverpool, Tate Gallery Liverpool, 1999.

Billeter, Erika. A song to reality. Latin-american photography 1860 - 1993. Barcelona, Lunwerg Editores, 1998.

Amnesia. Exhibition catalogue, Track 16 and Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California, July 1 - September 12, 1998, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, January 23 - March 28, 1999, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, April 21 - June 27, 1999, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, 2000. With texts by Adriano Pedrosa (et al.). Santa Monica, Smart Art Press, 1998.

Der brasilianische Blick = Um olhar brasileiro. Sammlung Gilberto Chateaubriand. Exhibition catalogue, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, July 3 - September 13, 1998, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, October 22 - November 29, 1998, Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, December 13, 1998 - January 31, 1999. With texts by Paulo Herkenhoff (et al.). Berlin, Deutsch-Brasilianische Kulturelle Vereinigung e.V., 1998.

Levi Strauss, David. Miguel Rio Branco. São Paulo, Companhia das Letras, 1998.

Miguel Rio Branco. Exhibition catalogue, Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, 3 - 30 June 1998. São Paulo, Galeria Camargo Vilaça, 1998.

Poéticas da cor. Exhibition catalogue, Centro Cultural Light, Rio de Janeiro, September 9 - October 25, 1998. With texts by Ligia Canongia. Rio de Janeiro, Centro Cultural Light, 1998.

The garden of forking paths. Contemporary artists from Latin America. Exhibition catalogue, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, April 25 - June 14, 1998, Edsvik Konst & Kultur, Stockholm, October - December 1998, Helsinki City Art Museum, January - February 1999, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg (DK), March - April 1999. With texts by Octavio Zaya (et al.). Copenhagen, Kunstforeningen, 1998.

XXIV Bienal de São Paulo. Arte contemporânea brasileira. Um e/entre Outro/s. Exhibition catalogue, 24th São Paulo Biennial, Pavillion Ciccillo Matarazzo, Parque Ibirapuera, October 3 - December 13, 1998. Edited by Adriano Pedrosa and Paulo Herkenhoff. São Paulo, Fundaçao Bienal, 1998.

XXIV Bienal de São Paulo. Roteiros. Roteiros. Roteiros. Roteiros. Roteiros. Roteiros. Roteiros. Exhibition catalogue, 24th São Paulo Biennial, Pavillion Ciccillo Matarazzo, Parque Ibirapuera, October 3 - December 13, 1998. Edited by Adriano Pedrosa and Paulo Herkenhoff. São Paulo, Fundaçao Bienal, 1998.

Hacer memoria. Registros de la nueva fotografía latinoamericana. Exposición No. 84.. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela, 1997. With texts by Ruth Auerbach and Tahía Rivero. Caracas, Museo Alejandro Otero, 1997.

Insite 97. New projects in public spaces by artists of the Americas = Nuevos proyectos de arte público de artistas del continente americano. Exhibition guide, Insite 97, San Diego/Tijuana, September 26 - November 30, 1997. With texts by Jessica Bradley (et al.). Tijuana, Installation Gallery, 1997.

Yard, Sally. Insite 97. Private time in public space = Tiempo privado en espacio público. San Ysidro, Trucatriche, 1997.

Miguel Rio Branco. Silent book. São Paulo, Cosac & Naify, 1997.

Museu de Arte de São Paulo. Coleção Pirelli 7. Exhibition catalogue, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, August 20 - September 28, 1997. With a text by Rubens Fernandes Junior. São Paulo, Museu de Arte, 1997.

Miguel Rio Branco. Out of nowhere. Museu de Arte Moderno do Rio de Janeiro and Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, 1996. With a text by Ligia Canongia. Rio de Janeiro / Bahia, Museu de Arte Moderna, 1996.

Miguel Rio Branco. Von nirgendwoher. Exhibition catalogue, ifa-Galerie, Stuttgart, June 23 - August 13, 1995. With texts by Iris Lenz and Karin Stempel. Stuttgart, ifa Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V., 1995.

Panorama da arte brasileira 1995. Exhibition catalogue, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Ocotber 24 - November 26, 1995, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, December 5 - January 21, 1996. With texts by Ivo Mesquita and Cacilda Teixeira da Costa. São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna, 1995.

Bienal Brasil Século XX. Exhibition catalogue, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, April 24 - May 29, 1994. With contributions by Nelson Aguilar (et al.). São Paulo, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, 1994.

Die 5. Biennale von Havanna. Kunst, Gesellschaft, Reflexion. Eine Auswahl. Exhibition catalogue, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, September 15 - December 11, 1994. With texts by Wolfgang Becker and Llilian Llanes, with contributions by Nelson Herrera Ysla (et al.). Aachen, Thouet Verlag, 1994.

Die Dichte des Lichts: Zeitgenössische Brasilianische Fotografie = Density of light: Contemporary Brazilian photography. A espessura da luz: Fotografia Brasileira contemporânea. Exhibition catalogue, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, 1994. With a text by Paulo Herkenhoff. São Paulo, Câmara Brasileira do Livro, 1994.

Fotografie Lateinamerika 1860 - 1993. Canto a la realidad. By Erika Billeter. Bern, Benteli Verlag, 1994.

Image and memory. Photography from Latin America 1866-1994. Edited by Wendy Watriss and Lois Parkinson Zamora, essays by Boris Kossoy and Fernando Castro. Houston, University of Texas Press; Fotofest, 1994.

New art from Latin America. Expanding the continent. Edited by Oriana Baddeley. With texts by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Valerie Fraser, Jon Bird (et al.). London, Art and Design, 1994.

Revendo Brasilia neu gesehen. Mario Cravo Neto, Ulrich Görlich, Andreas Gursky, Rosângela Rennó, Miguel Rio Branco, Thomas Ruff. Exhibition catalogue, Galeria Athos Bulcão, Brasília, September 1 - 25, 1994, Museu de Imagem e Som, São Paulo, October 4 - 25, 1994, Palácio Gustavo Capanema, Rio de Janeiro, January 26 - February 23, 1995, Museo Metropolitano de Arte, Curitiba, March 9 - April 2, 1995, Usina do Gasómetro, Porto Alegre, April 6 -27, 1995, Centro Cultural da UFMG, Belo Horizonte, May 4- 25, 1995. With texts by Alfons Hug (et al.). Brasília, Goethe-Institut; Fundaçao Athos Bulcão, 1994.

Arte Amazonas. Ein künstlerischer Beitrag zur Konferenz der Vereinten Nationen über Umwelt und Entwicklung "Rio 92" = uma contribuição artística para a Conferência das Nações Unidas sobre meio ambiente e desenvolvimento "Rio 92". Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Museu de Arte, Brasilia, Bienal de São Paulo, Parque Ibirapuera, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Berlin, 1992. With essays by Alfons Hug (et al.). Brasilia, Goethe Institut, 1992.

Magnaguagno, Guido. Brasilien. Entdeckung und Selbstentdeckung. Bern, Benteli Verlag, 1992.

Fotofest 1992. The international month of photography. Exhibition catalogue, Fotofest, Houston, Texas, USA, March 7 - April 5, 1992. With texts by Wendy Watriss, and Frederick Baldwin. Houston, Texas, Fotofest Inc., 1992.

Miguel Rio Branco. Coração espelho da carne = Das Herz ist der Spiegel des Fleisches. Exhibition catalogue, ifa-Galerie, Bonn, September 3 - October 19, 1991, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, November 22, 1991 - January 7, 1992, Sädtische Galerie Tuttlingen, June 26 - August 16, 1992. Stuttgart, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, 1991.

Facio, Sara. La fotogalería. Buenos Aires, La Azotea, 1990.

Tercera Bienal de la Habana '89. Catalogo. Exhibition catalogue, 3rd Habana Biennial, Centro Wifredo Lam, 1989. With an introduction by Llilian Llanes Godoy and texts by Juan Acha, Frederico Moraes (et al.). La Habana, Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1989.

U-ABC : schilderijen, beelden, foto's uit Uruguay, Argentinië, Brazilië, Chili = U-ABC : paintings, sculptures, photography from Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Chile. Exhibition catalogue, Stedelijk Museum, amsterdam Netherlands, 1989. With texts by Els Barents, Guillermo, Whitelow, Ángel Kalenberg, Aracy Amaral, Raúl Zurita (et al.). Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 1989.

Brazil projects. Exhibition catalogue, P.S.1, Long Island; New York, April 17 - June 12, 1988. With texts by Paulo Vanzolini, Mário Pedrosa (et al.).

Miguel Rio Branco. Nakta. Exhibition catalogue, st International Photography Biennial, Curitiba, Brazil, 1996. With poems by Louis Calaferte. Edições Fourbis, 1988.

On the line: The new color photojournalism. Exhibition catalogue, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, March 22 - June 1, 1986, Portland Museum of Art, June 21 - September 7, 1986, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, November 1 -December 21, 1986, Spencer Museum of Art, March 29 - May 24, 1987, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, June 11 - August 9, 1987, Carnegie-Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, September 12 - November 8, 1987, The Toledo Museum of Art, April 3 - May 29, 1988. With a text by Adam D. Weinberg. Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, 1986.

17 Bienal. Rádio Arte em São Paulo. Arte em São Paulo, No. 19, October 1983.

Chorei em Bruges. Crônicas de amor a arte. By Frederico Morais. Rio de Janeiro, Avenir Editora, 1983.

Canongia, Ligia. Quase cinema. Cinema de artista no Brasil, 1970/80. Arte Brasileira contemporânea. Caderno de textos 2. Rio de Janeiro, Funarte, 1981.

Antonio Dias. Biennale di Venezia '80. Exhibition catalogue, Biennale di Venezia, 1980. With a text by Paulo Sergio Duarte, and photographs of Dias' works by Miguel Rio Branco. Brasil, Fundação Nacional de Arte, 1980.

Trini, Tommaso. Quasi cinema. Video tapes e film d'artisti in Brasile 70/80. Arti visive - Ambiente Quaderno N. 3. Milan, Centro Internazionale di Brera, 1980.

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